Definition of MACHINATE

to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <a trio of courtiers who were discovered to be machinating against the queen>
to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <the hackers machinated a way to steal credit numbers from the company's Web site>
Near Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

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